16
MAR
Course Duration:
TWO DAYS

Mental Health First Aid

Acclaimed evidence-based training and Mental Health First Aid accreditation

This internationally recognised course was developed at the Centre for Mental Health Research at Australian National University and is now delivered across 20 countries around the world.

DAY ONE: 16 March, 2021  DAY TWO: 23 March, 2021

This two-day course is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid.

Multi-award-winning and internationally acclaimed, Mental Health First Aid was developed at the Centre for Mental Health Research at Australian National University and is now delivered across 20 countries around the world.

Like physical first aid, it is designed to teach ordinary people from all backgrounds how to address minor health concerns appropriately and be an effective first responder in a crisis, before professional help arrives.

Participants who successfully pass the post-course test will be accredited as a Mental Health First Aider for three years, before a half-day refresher is required.

Topics include

  • Understanding mental health, including diagnoses, prevalence and common misconceptions.
  • Symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance misuse.
  • How to provide initial support to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Crisis First Aid for: suicidal behaviour, panic attacks, aggressive behaviour, self-harm, acute psychosis.
  • Responding to the effects of traumatic events and drug and alcohol misuse.

This two-day course includes

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home Mental Health First Aid Manual and free online resources.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Optional post-course assessment and formal accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, valid for three years.

Venue

The Hub
1 Starling St,
Hamilton Hill
WA 6163

Located on Dixon Reserve, adjacent to the Wally Hagan Basketball Stadium.

The venue is wheelchair accessible including toilets, but please contact us if you have any particular needs we can assist with.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $70 toward catering and materials.

Click here to apply.